Subject: Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2)
To: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Daniel C. Sobral <email@example.com>
Date: 07/15/1999 01:41:19
"Chris G. Demetriou" wrote:
> Overcommit avoidance may not be useful for your particular uses of
> these UNIX-like systems. However, if you think that it's not useful
> to anybody who uses them (or that people who think it's useful are
> deluding themselves 8-), then you're sorely mistaken and have a
> ... very wrong-headed attitude about why people find such features
Have you actually tried a system which can work in either overcommit
and non-overcommit modes?
What it comes down to is that if you have enough memory to run in
non-overcommit, you have enough memory to run in overcommit.
Setting limits is complex, but it is no more complex than correctly
sizing the memory in a non-overcommit system (this is demonstrable).
Daniel C. Sobral (8-DCS)
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